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Re: Subversion clients wait for post-commit to finish

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-02-08 20:17:43 CET

On 2/8/06, Kedzierski, Artur CIV NAVSURFWARCENDIV CORONA
<artur.kedzierski@navy.mil> wrote:
> I have a post-commit hook script that fires up
> an automatic compilation. The problem is that when
> a client (TortoiseSVN on Windows or Subversion on Linux)
> do a commit, the client waits for the post-commit to
> finish. I even put the compilation process in the background
> (e.g. compile_project&). It still waits for the process
> to finish. How can I get around that? The compilation
> process takes a while. I tried using bash's 'disown'
> function but that doesn't help either.
> To duplicate a problem, put 'sleep 20' in your
> post-commit hook script. Then do a commit. The commit
> will hang for 20 seconds on 'Transmitting file data .'
> step.
> I run Subversion 1.3 on Apache 2.0.55 on Slackware
> 10.2.
> I appreciate any help.

You need to make sure that the backgrounded job closes its stdout and
stderr filehandles. Something like:

my-process > /dev/null 2>&1 &

Once that is done, the process should be backgrounded correctly.

-garrett

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